Mercado v Security Industry Specialists, Inc

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NOTICE TO CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES OF SECURITY INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS, INC. REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION

A lawsuit (Andres Mercado v. Security Industry Specialists, Inc., case no. 17CV320059) has been filed and is pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara on behalf of the State of California in regard to current and former hourly Security Guard employees (“Aggrieved Employees”) employed by Security Industry Specialists, Inc. (“SIS” or “Defendant”). This is not a lawsuit against you, and you are not being sued. If you receive this notice, it is because SIS’s records indicate that you worked as an hourly Security Guard from December 11, 2016 through the present.


The employee (“Plaintiff”) claims that , among other things, Defendant failed to include incentive compensation when calculating the correct rate of pay for overtime hours worked, failed to provide required meal and rest periods, and failed to issue accurate itemized wage statements. The lawsuit seeks penalties under the California Private Attorney Generals Act. Plaintiff contends that this lawsuit can be brought as a representative action on behalf of himself and the current and former non-exempt Security Guard employees who were employed by Defendant from December 11, 2016 to the present.


Defendant SIS denies Plaintiff’s claims, and asserts that it paid Plaintiff and the alleged Aggrieved Employees the correct overtime rate, provided required meal and rest breaks, and provided accurate wage statements.

Plaintiff’s attorneys have requested that SIS provide them with your personal time records and payroll information. The records that Plaintiff’s attorneys seek include records of your personal time punches, your meal and rest periods, and your personal payroll information from December 11, 2016 through the present. The payroll information which is being sought by Plaintiff’s attorneys includes the hours you worked, your rate of pay, any deductions from your pay, and your gross and net pay for each pay period.